CITY IN TIME is an initiative to promote cultural, creative and smart tourism of Hong Kong, which integrated Augmented Reality (AR) and multi-media technologies to unfold perfect combinations of historical panoramas and real-life surroundings. Together with lively animations and special sound effects, locals and tourists can travel through time and enjoy enriched visual and audio experiences.
Locals and tourists can scan the AR markers installed at designated locations with their smartphones downloaded with the CITY IN TIME mobile app and hence experience and contrast 360-degree panoramic images of old Hong Kong with today's surroundings, supplemented with informative descriptions of major landmarks, and selfie and sharing functions for uploading to social media platforms. An AR marker is installed on each redesigned visitor signage pole with various combinations of colours. These visitor signage poles are redesigned with features of Hong Kong architecture to give a touch of local characteristics in Hong Kong.
The Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art at the City University of Hong Kong, Professor Jeffrey Shaw, and his team were commissioned by the Tourism Commission to develop and produce the CITY IN TIME project. The first phase of CITY IN TIME has been rolled out at Central and Tsim Sha Tsui respectively and will gradually be rolled out in other locations.
Please visit the dedicated website of CITY IN TIME
for more information.